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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34889
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:21-DEC-1989
Time:13:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2228E
C/n / msn: 17271192
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Nordland, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tacoma, WA (TIW)
Destination airport:(TIW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO PHOTOGRAPH A SAILBOAT UNDERWAY IN PUGET SOUND. AFTER CIRCLING THE BOAT 3 TIMES AT A LOW ALTITUDE, THE PILOT HEADED SOUTHBOUND TOWARD THE DEST ARPT. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED ON RADAR CLIMBING TO 1500 AGL, REVERSE COURSE AND ENTER A 1000 FPM DIVE UNTIL LOST AT 500 FT AGL. THERE WAS NO RADIO COMM DURING THE DIVE FROM THE ACFT THAT WAS IN CONTACT WITH ATC. WITNESSES REPORTED ONLY SEEING A SPLASH AT THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE WRECKAGE OR OCCUPANTS COULD NOT BE LOCATED IN 500 FT DEEP WATER AND HAVE NOT BEEN RECOVERED. WEATHER WAS VFR. CAUSE: UNDETERMINED.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30011


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